Senior separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Muhammad Yasin Malik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq called for complete shutdown in Kashmir on Saturday against the killing of Hizb Commander Burhan Wani.
Paying glowing tributes to Burhan who died in a gunfight in South Kashmir on Friday, Geelani called for complete state-wide shutdown on July 9 (Saturday) and appealed people to participate in his funeral prayers in large numbers.
He also urged people who cannot reach Tral, the native place of Burhan Wani, to hold funeral prayers in-absentia at their respective places.
JKLF chief Muhammad Yasin Malik also called for a complete shutdown on Saturday. "The Kashmiri nation is indebted to these great young souls and we pray to Allah Almighty to accept their sacrifices. People should offer funeral prayers in absentia for the martyrs," he said in a statement. Paying rich tributes to Burhan, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq appealed people to observe complete shutdown on Saturday and offer funeral prayers in-absentia for the slain militant commander, in their respective areas. Mirwaiz said he will lead funeral prayers in absentia at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar on Saturday after 'Zuhr' prayers.
Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson, Aasiya Andrabi, paid glowing tributes to Burhan Wani and his associates who died in a gunfight with forces in South Kashmir. In a statement, Aasiya said Burhan's contribution to the Kashmir freedom movement would be written in golden words.
She said while the martyrdom of Burhan and his associates is a matter of grief for the Kashmiri nation, the struggle would continue until it is taken to its logical end. She expressed her solidarity with the family members of Burhan and his associates.
Meanwhile, DeM has called for a complete shutdown across Kashmir on July 9,10 and 11.